Family keeps man's body at home for 18 months, assuming he's in a coma

Income Tax worker died last year, but his family refused to perform his last rites . Family kept his body at home for almost 18 months, assuming he was in a coma .

Kannur: Officials said the family of an Income Tax department worker who died last year kept his body at home for almost 18 months, assuming he was in a coma.Singh's family refused to perform his last rites because he was in a coma, according to Chief Medical Officer (CMO), who said on Friday that a three-member squad of health officials, along with policemen, and the magistrate arrived.According to a source who spoke on condition of anonymity, his wife seems to be mentally ill.According to neighbors, the family members were often seen taking oxygen cylinders home.